S. Joe Crittenden, at podium, was sworn in as acting principal chief for the Cherokee Nation on Sunday. Meredith Frailey, seated, was sworn in as acting deputy principal chief.

Officials Sworn In by Cherokee Nation

ICTMN Staff
8/15/11

The Cherokee Nation swore in several newly elected officials on Sunday in front of hundreds in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Those sworn in were S. Joe Crittenden, acting principal chief, Meredith Frailey, acting deputy principal chief and eight members of the legislative branch.

“Although my tenure as Principal Chief may be brief, I have been entrusted with the momentous responsibilities of this office,” said Crittenden. “I vow to always do the right thing for the right reason.”

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